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DannyRed Donating Member (509 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:29 AM
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Soldier Killed in Iraq Roadside Bombing
http://nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Iraq-Soldi...

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A roadside bomb attack on a convoy in the troubled city of Fallujah killed one U.S. soldier and injured three others, the military said.

It gave no further details of the attack, which brings to 155 the number of soldiers to die in Iraq since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1. During the heavy fighting before that date, 138 soldiers died.

<snip>

On Saturday night in Mosul, 240 miles north of Baghdad, three soldiers were wounded in an ambush by guerrillas who bombarded them with hand grenades from the top of a building. One soldier had his leg amputated after the attack, two others were less seriously wounded in the legs by shrapnel.

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I think we are entering the "You thought this summer was bad, Sahib? Well check THIS shit out!" phase of the war.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:03 AM
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1. I'll continue to say it over and over and over and over again...
I told you so.

This is yet another tragic example of this Administration's failed and irrational Middle East policy. It is time to bring the troops home and end this nonsense.
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Rebel_with_a_cause Donating Member (933 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:21 AM
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2. The US population is going to start resembling the US Civil War days,
as well as post-war Afghanistan and Cambodia, with a lot of amputees on crutches. But, I guess the American people think it, and hundreds of billions of dollars, is worth it to remove Saddam and his two sons from power and give freedom to the Iraqi people, who are now protesting the US of A and wishing for the return of Saddam.

Gosh, I hope there are no more evil doers on the horizon. The US can't afford them.

Meanwhile, what's the average age of those US soldiers killed and wounded? My guess: 20.

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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:26 AM
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4. "BRING IT ON " g.w. bush May 2003 ( quoted as the Chimpanzee in Charge)
At age 20 they couldn't legally drink a beer in my state. Now they will be able to get up close and personal with the concept of lifetime prosthetics.

Wait until they get "treated" by the VA.

They will also be charged for meals everytime they go to the VA hospital.

The evil men who sent them there to die--- will be toasting each other with Dom Perrignon, and planning new ways to add to their portfolios.


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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:49 PM
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12. Many Americans don't care how many are dead or maimed there are...
...as long as their personal stock portfolios increase in value. That is all they care about.

Don

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NIGHT TRIPPER Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 03:32 AM
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16. !!!!!!!!
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karlschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:08 AM
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3. Kick for late arrivals
:kick:
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:37 AM
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5. So sad.
May they all find peace with God.
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4dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:00 AM
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6. What's up with all you naysayers..
according to some former green beret I saw on the Geraldo show last night, Democrat's and naysayers NEED casualities..Dumbest idea I have ever heard.

I wished I could have reached through the TV and shook the hell out of the idiot.


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Randi_Listener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:14 AM
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7. Seig Heil!
We approach the final solution.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:46 PM
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8. Kick
:-(
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are_we_united_yet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:49 PM
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9. Man
I've had enough of this friggin broken record!

W, Rummy, do something to protect our Service people!
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:51 PM
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10. Get used to it
This is just a fact of life now, and routine. It will be like NASA launches or street crimes. The right wingers want you to believe that everything is going along fine in Iraq and with the US economy.

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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:55 PM
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11. You sure said a lot with just a few words there. A whole damn lot n/t
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:34 PM
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13. Kick
:dem:
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:36 PM
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here's a link from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune
that has more detail for this incident

http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/4097461.html

FALLUJAH, IRAQ -- One U.S. paratrooper was killed and three were wounded Sunday when their Humvee was destroyed by a jury- rigged bomb in a highway median.

Staff Sgt. Kyle Foster, 34, was commanding the vehicle from the right front seat. On the western edge of Fallujah, the vehicle was turning around in a gap in the four-lane highway's guard rails when the bomb exploded, about 8 a.m. It blew off the right rear quarter of the Humvee and tossed it into the air.

"All I can tell you was that it was real loud and it hurt like hell," Foster said later.

Fallujah has been boiling with anti-American sentiment since another unit fresh from Fort Bragg, N.C., killed eight Iraqi policemen early Friday. The site of that incident, near a Jordanian hospital, is little more than a mile from where the convoy was attacked Sunday.

...more...
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:36 PM
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14. eek!
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 09:38 PM by UpInArms
somehow posted my info twice
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:35 PM
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15. oh geez. get over it, the attacks are on the wane. didn't you
guys see our vice-president on tv this morning. he said nothing to worry about just go back to sleep.
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